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reply to post by Fraudfinder
Sorry, Bro. . . . I just don't buy it.
Innocent children before the age of conscious accountability for their choices and actions, imho, are not in hell.
That would be totally out of character for God. God cannot be untrue to His character.
I've also never heard of any visitations to hell wherein they observed children who were there before the age of accountability.
Older children, yes.
edit on 20/11/2013 by BO XIAN because: addition
We all know about going to Heaven and how it is supposed to happen. Not many people talk about Hell, however. If you do believe in literal Hell, how does one know one is going to Hell after death? I am talking about the transition to Hell, from the moment of death to the beginning of the punishment.
The Bible doesn't actually teach that.
I would also like to add that, the point of Christ's death was to act as the "ultimate sacrifice" to redeem humanity and forgive us of our sins.
reply to post by NewAgeMan
Will have to review the videos later. I'm aware of the jelly fish and I think the next one. Not sure about the 3rd.
Much appreciated. They are quite believable narratives.
I had my own trip to hell as a late teen. It was different than others' trips that I've read. I've written about it hereon. My trip was rather starkly solitary except for satan on his throne at the far end of a St Peter's like vast throne room. Ever so often, satan would look up toward me and mock me and declare that I was his now and never escaping. I just kept thinking "JESUS!" "JESUS!" over and over constantly. That was the most I could do.
I was compelled forward as though on roller skates or some such. Did not see anyone around me but felt my guardian angel(s) and The Lord behind me. I was paralyzed in my bed. I couldn't move or make a sound. I had JUST LAIN DOWN. No more than seconds of a time lapse occurred from getting in bed and laying my head down before this instant, fast, black "elevator down" that freaked me out. I had the sense that I could stop it. So, I stopped it and got out of bed and looked out the window etc. to be sure I was in normal reality.
I had the sense that The Lord wanted me to go through the experience, for some reason. So I got back in bed and laid my head down. INSTANTLY I was back in the black elevator down. And then thrust along the side aisle sort of thing like at St Peters. The colors of the marble floors and walls were almost a black green. For decades, afterward, I'd refuse clothing of green or any green decoration, if I could avoid it.
At some point, the objective was evidently achieved and I was instantly back in my bed. No elevator up. IT REALLY SHOOK ME UP.
I WAS INFINITELY RELIEVED That the Name of Jesus was sufficient in that horrific context. I think that was part of the objective. Probably the other was to impress on me the reality of hell.
The hollow, empty, deadly, tortured awfulness of the place--even with that kind of "stage setting" was beyond words. I didn't see any suffering other entities or humans. But it was still clearly a place of suffering, evil and death.
reply to post by FlowThruSpace
The Bible suggests that only about 1 in 40 (50 in 2000) is going to Heaven.
If you want to know about Hell I would say to read the gospel accounts in the New Testament as Jesus taught about Hell more than anyone else in the entire Bible.
It is true that it's a place of eternal torment that you wouldn't even wish for your worst enemies.
To escape Hell when we die and have everlasting life we must have a personal relationship with the God of the universe, Jesus Christ.
Jesus makes the exclusive claim and say's only those who repent and believe in Him will go to heaven.
John 14:6 - "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Read more: www.gotquestions.org...
You will get many other replies to your questions but this is the Gospel truth.edit on 21-11-2013 by RevelationGeneration because: (no reason given)
“No, there is no escape. There is no heaven with a little of hell in it - no place to retain this or that of the devil in our hearts or our pockets. Out Satan must go, every hair and feather.”
― George MacDonald
reply to post by Rex282
A well-thought reply. Much appreciated.
reply to post by RevelationGeneration
So what you're saying is, at least 90% of the world population is going to hell. How can you live with that kind of belief? That's basically saying you're all right with the majority of the human species being roasted alive for a thousand years - or eternity! What sort of depravity makes that okay in your mind?edit on 21-11-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
Get right with God today, don't wait until it's to late. You could have a heart attack and die in your sleep and be in Hell a few minutes after
Only Christians go to heaven and escape Hell
reply to post by RevelationGeneration
Wow, I hate to see how you "love" your children, if you accept that is how god loves us. Do you throw them in the oven if they disobey you?